Looking at food trend forecasts for the next year, it seems that more Americans are looking for ways to be creative with their food and nutrients for their health from the inside out. As a nation, we’re making more gourmet superfood lattes, healthy smoothies, and growing some of our own key ingredients from the comfort […]
We’ve created many jaw-dropping transformations throughout our company’s history. From renovations to a simple refresh, the results are hard to believe when you see where some of these projects started. Seeing a project brought to life is a reward in and of itself, but for this project, bringing a modern family retreat to a whole […]
When decorating or designing a home in the Caribbean, many choices are informed by the island environment and lifestyle. The factors that drew us to want a home in this location to begin with need to be considered in the design; otherwise, it’s just another stateside home. The climate and the access to water sports […]
The bathroom area is one of the most intimate spaces in a home, and there are a number of factors that go into the bathroom vanity you choose. It is where time is spent winding down and presents an opportunity to create a more luxurious experience for the user through design. We love working in […]
The bathroom is an essential part of everyday life, and often where the day starts and ends. Whether a full or half-bath, working with your space to find a lighting combination that works for your routine can be a game-changer. Bathroom lighting is dynamic and multi-purpose; different areas require different levels of light depending on […]
Let’s talk about luxury bedding, not just the beauty aspect of it, but what really goes into a well-made bed. It’s all about layers and textures. I love luxury linens, and it’s items like these we like to incorporate when we design a special bedroom retreat for our clients. The biggest focus is what will […]
Our anticipation has been bubbling over, and we are beyond ecstatic to finally be joining our fellow bloggers and designers at High Point Market this fall. Did we mention that we have also been selected for the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour? We consider it an honor and a privilege to be included among this talented group of design professionals.
In some ways, this time last year doesn’t look too different for us. For that, we feel very fortunate. Many of our clients reside off the island during the course of their projects. Because of this, our collaboration with them started and has continued to be done online. Now, everyone who would normally be in the office is logging in from their home office. Thanks to our previous set up we’ve been able to pivot with them seamlessly. The difference we are witnessing now is a significant shift that is driving some new trends in design that we are incredibly excited about.
I love Caned furniture. Currently, it is having a moment in the world of design and home fashion. Of course, in our part of the world, it’s never gone out of style. The open weave’s flexibility is comfortable to sit on and offers much-needed airflow in our hot climate. The unique look of the square in a square pattern and natural material is a staple in Caribbean homes and has been for centuries.
Caribbean Architecture is known for many things. Like the island’s history, its influences go back centuries when different practices and design trends were utilized to accomplish what some modern-day technology has replaced and climate has impacted. Through it all, we are still able to walk through downtown Charlotte Amalie and see the signature signs of Caribbean Architecture in its most natural forms. I connected with my friend Kevin Qualls from Springline Architects to dig into more information on what architecture is like in the Caribbean.